The presidential election season in the United States has now come to an end, and the American voters have chosen Donald Trump as the next president of the United States. So, with the campaign trail now behind him, the president-elect has been busy selecting various candidates for the various positions for his cabinet, and now reportedly also has found time on his busy schedule to meet with tech leaders next week (via The Verge.)
According to The Verge, Donald Trump will host a roundtable summit with technology industry leaders on December 14th in New York City. It is not immediately clear which companies have been invited to attend, or will show up on their behalf, but the invite for the round table was reportedly sent from the Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. Two other leading transition team members, including Jared Kushner and Peter Thiel also reportedly sent out invites.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and chief legal officer, Brad Smith, have both released statements on Donald Trump’s election win. On his LinkedIn page, Nadella had expressed that he was looking forward to working with Donald Trump, and the others who were elected. Brad Smith, meanwhile, wrote a lengthy blog post which drew attention to Microsoft’s aim to improve diversity and inclusivity, the role technology had played during the election and the importance of security and respect for public and private safety.Further reading: Donald Trump, Election, Elections 2016, Microsoft, Politics, Satya Nadella, Trump